A Sky News producer has been suspended over the airing of crude comments made about Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young which implied she 'liked men'.
Controversial comments were made by Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm during an episode of The Outsiders and appeared in a TV 'strap' for the duration of the program.
'Leyonhjelm: Sarah Hanson-Young is known for liking men. The rumours about her in parliament are well known,' the news strap read on Sunday morning.
A Sky News producer has been suspended over the airing of crude comments made by David Leyonhjelm (far right) about Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young during The Outsiders
During an interview with hosts Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean, Leyonhjelm addressed backlash from a jab he took at Ms Hansen in Parliament last week.
He told the Greens Senator to 'stop shagging men' and then told her to 'f*** off' when she confronted him about it during a debate on women's safety.
Senator Hanson-Young told parliament Leyonhjelm made the remark during a vote on a motion about arming women with tasers to combat violence.
'I asked whether I heard him correctly. He confirmed he yelled 'you should stop shagging men, Sarah',' Senator Hanson-Young said.
'Shocked, I told him he was a creep. His reply was to tell me to 'f*** off'.'
Senate president Scott Ryan asked Senator Leyonhjelm to apologise but he refused.
The Liberal Democrats senator said Sarah Hanson-Young (pictured) was 'known for liking men' in an interview with hosts Ross Cameron and Rowan Dean
Senator Leyonhjelm said he was responding to Senator Hanson-Young's interjection, which was 'along the lines of all men being rapists'.
'I responded by suggesting that if this was the case she should stop shagging men. I did not yell at her,' Senator Leyonhjelm said.
'Following the division, Senator Hanson-Young approached me and called me a creep. I told her to f*** off.'
He said if the Greens senator took offence, it was an issue for her.
'I am prepared to rephrase my comments. I strongly urge